Global private investments firm Flexstone Partners has expanded its senior team with the hiring of a new head of secondary investments.
The Natixis Investment Managers affiliate has appointed Kristof Van Overloop to the role, where he will be held responsible for the firm’s primary platform and extensive relationships, particularly in the global small and mid-cap market, and building upon the firm’s existing business.
Mr Van Overloop will also focus on sourcing and executing secondary investment opportunities and conducting due diligence.
David Arcauz, managing partner of Flexstone commented: “We’re pleased to add Kristof as a senior investment professional to our expanding team, further reinforcing our secondary capabilities.”
“We continue to see attractive deal flow in the market and the appointment of Kristof will enable us to exploit the opportunities we see in the rapidly evolving secondaries market.”
Prior to joining Flexstone, Mr Van Overloop had been a member of the Adams Street Partners’ secondaries team in London for close to eight years, most recently as a principal, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing secondary investment opportunities.
He started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, advising on M&A and capital market transactions in the Benelux region.
Louise Watson, managing director and head of distribution for Natixis in Australia, said: “Our affiliate manager, Flexstone Partners, provides local super funds with access to unique investment strategies.”
“The appointment of Kristof as director in the Paris office will help boost the secondary investment capabilities and provide further opportunities for local investors to access new and diverse income streams with a highly active manager.”
Mr Van Overloop added: “Flexstone Partners has a great reputation in the mid-cap private equity market and is well positioned to capitalise on the continued growth of the industry.”
“I am very excited to be joining the team and look forward to executing on Flexstone’s growth ambitions and building out its secondary capabilities globally.”
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